Gabe Thompson is the chef behind one of New York City's most successful Italian restaurant groups; he presides over the kitchens of dell'anima, Anfora, L'Artusi, and L'Apicio. But for the past several years, the Texas native has been quietly pushing for a Tex-Mex restaurant, since he sees it as a gaping hole in the Big Apple's dining options.
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We're just gonna trust that despite this snow, spring is coming. It's the only way we can bear digging ourselves out...again. Check out this weekend's best food and drink events, which provide additional motivation to venture out.
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It's not often that you hear neighborhood chefs or restaurateurs pondering "collective marketing strategies," but in New York's uber-competitive culinary scene, making sure your offerings are heard loudly and across as many markets as possible is the most surefire route to success. That doubles down when you're trying to get eaters to venture even farther north than "Upper East" and "Upper West," like restaurateurs in Harlem.
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